Florida Lifeguard Tomas Lopez
Florida Lifeguard Fired for Saving Life
By Samantha Leal | 07/05/2012 - 16:39

Think a lifeguard would get praise for saving a life? Try getting fired. Tomas Lopez, a South Florida lifeguard, went outside his beach's protected area to rescue a drowning man on Monday, and then was fired for that same act, he told the Sun-Sentinel.

"I didn't think about it at all," Lopez said. "Someone needed my help. I wasn't going to say no." 

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